2021 NRL – Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Saturday 1st May, 2021 – 06:00 (UK)

Where is Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Carrington Park, Bathurst

Where can I get tickets for Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

THE TEAM NEWS

PENRITH PANTHERS

Starting 13: Edwards, Staines, Crichton, Burton, To’o, Luai, Cleary, Leota, Koroisau, Fisher-Harris, Kikau, Capewell, Yeo – Interchanges: May, Leniu, Eisenhuth, Martin – Reserves: Sorensen, Kenny, Jennings, Naden

Unavailable: Paul Momirovski (Suspended)

  • Penrith Panthers extended their winning streak to seven matches at the start of the NRL season as they proved to be too good for a gallant Newcastle Knights side with the Panthers’ superb defensive efforts shining through once again.
  • Ivan Cleary’s side have conceded just 44 points so far this campaign which is an average of just over six points per game and that outstanding record is something they continue to build their performances on the back of.

MANLY SEA EAGLES

Starting 13: T. Trbojevic, Saab, Parker, Harper, Garrick, Foran, Cherry-Evans, Paseka, Croker, Taupau, Olakau’atu, Schuster, J. Trbojevic – Interchanges: Cust, Aloiai, Keppie, Sipley – Reserves: Saddler, Funa, Tuipulotu, B. Trbojevic

Unavailable: Jorge Taufua (Injured), Manase Fainu (Suspended), Curtis Sironen (Injured), Andrew Davey (Injured), Moses Suli (Injured), Morgan Boyle (Injured), Dylan Walker (Injured), Jack Gosiewski (Injured)

  • Manly Sea Eagles continued their turnaround in form as they won for the third game in succession with a big win over Wests Tigers last week and Tom Trbojevic’s return from injury is proving to be the catalyst behind their improved performances.
  • Since his return to action in Round 6, the Sea Eagles have posted 76 points in his two appearances so far with Manly managing just 47 points in their previous five matches in his absence.

THE PREDICTION

Penrith Panthers have looked imperious at the start of the 2021 NRL season and their 100% record remain intact thanks to their seventh successive win last week. They were too good for Newcastle Knights as their sturdy defence stood firm once again to limit their opponents to just six points. They will face a potential banana skin here with Manly Sea Eagles arriving in superb attacking form thanks to Tom Trbojevic’s return to the side but the fullback cannot do it all on his own against such a solid defensive team and the Panthers should be able to record yet another victory.

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